Question about Microwave Ovens
Is this an expensive repair by a service person? I am debating if I should attempt to do this myself or hire a serviceperson. Thanks.
You mean replacing your turntable motor or coupler? It's generally not difficult.
You just want to be sure it's bad. Make sure yours is not shut off via the control panel.
You can see and hear a video of how a turntable motor should sound when you rotate it by hand.
If yours won't rotate or it sounds like it's grinding, etc., you may have a bad motor or plastic coupler.
To replace either, you need to unplug power, then remove the bottom cover of the oven. You may have to cut the motor cover off with snips, then use a screw when reassembling it.
You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.
There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.
Please reply back here (instead of starting a new thread) if you still need help.
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Posted on Jul 19, 2008
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